Missing out on a head coaching gig, former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt will take a job as the Chargers offensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Whisenhunt was a finalist for the head coaching spots in Philadelphia and Cleveland, but didn't land either.
In his six seasons in Arizona, Whisenhunt compiled a 45-51 regular season record and went 4-2 during the postseason. In 2008, Whisenhunt took the Cardinals to the Super Bowl, which was their only appearance in franchise history.
After Kurt Warner retired, Whiz struggled in his final three seasons in the desert. From 2010-2012, the Cardinals didn't make a postseason appearance and six different guys played quarterback for Whisenhunt.
San Diego is a perfect spot for Whisenhunt. Once again, he will have a franchise quarterback at his disposal in Philip Rivers and we all know what he did in Arizona when he had that to work with. Plus he will have plenty of offensive weapons with Ryan Mathews, Malcom Floyd, Danario Alexander and Antonio Gates.
Many Cardinals faithful, who weren't fans of Whisenhunt, are probably laughing at the Chargers for this move, but this is a smart hire. Whisenhunt is a brilliant offensive mind and would still be the Cardinals head coach today if he would have figured out the quarterback situation in Arizona.